09-10-2021 06:04 PM
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  1. shook187's Avatar
    Well Count Me In as one who's going to be returning it. Curiosity and great reviews got me wanting to try the Flip 3. While there is a lot of good things to like about the phone, there are some annoyances that I just couldn't get over.

    First one is just basically flipping the phone open every time you need to do anything that you can't do on the outside screen. I wish it was easier to flip it open. Maybe in the future have some kind of spring loading mechanism where you can just flip it open with less effort? Don't like how I need it two hands to open the phone up. I tried mastering digging my finger between the wedge and snap it open but Im afraid of dropping the phone.

    I'm going to admit the crease never bothered me but the edges along each side of the crease was bothersome everytime my finger ran across it.

    I never realized how often I use my phone in landscape mode till I notice how annoying it is using the flip in landscape mode. Some apps just don't look right with the Flips aspect ratio. Huge black bars alongside and just how small and thin the video window looks for a 6.7 inch screen.

    The phone also runs hot while it just sits in my pocket for hours. I mean I can be doing nothing on my phone not even flipping it open, just looking at my notifications through the small screen and it just constantly hot.

    Battery life is just trash. Simple task like looking at notification on the small screen will drain your battery life at an alarming rate. Sure I can top it off in the middle of the day but lack of fast charging also became super annoying as I would normally just drop my s21 ultra on the charger for 20 minutes while on my lunch break and and be right back at 100%.

    There's a few things I left off but I'll just be nitpicking. Maybe a casual phone user will enjoy the form factor more then I did.
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    08-29-2021 05:24 AM
  2. Nodnerb's Avatar
    Mine is improving in the battery life Dept. First night I had it I lost 40% battery overnight. Last night I lost under 10%. For me, I leave the flip open for the most part when I am home etc. Like a normal phone. I only close it to pocket it. And even then I sometimes put it in my pocket unfolded if I'm just changing rooms or something.
    Too bad you didn't like the flip. It won't be for everyone. Still pretty early into the honeymoon phase for me. Hopefully I'll keep enjoying mine.
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    08-29-2021 06:26 AM
  3. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    No matter what phone it is there's always a return phone thread. There's a reason I went with the fold, I can do everything on the front screen closed that I can do with it open.
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    08-29-2021 06:32 AM
  4. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I bought my Z flip as a secondary "fun" device to my main phone, so battery life is a non issue for me. It's so good!
    08-29-2021 10:01 AM
  5. cbironman24's Avatar
    I'm on the fence. I really like it for the size and the fun factor of the flip. My only concern is the battery. I kept my S20 +, so I may just use the flip during the week and then if I know I won't be by a charger on the weekends I'll just use my 20+.
    I'm thinking if it doesn't work out I'll trade it for a S22 when they come out. It should have a good trade value.
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    08-29-2021 10:14 AM
  6. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I'm on the fence. I really like it for the size and the fun factor of the flip. My only concern is the battery. I kept my S20 +, so I may just use the flip during the week and then if I know I won't be by a charger on the weekends I'll just use my 20+.
    I'm thinking if it doesn't work out I'll trade it for a S22 when they come out. It should have a good trade value.
    Sounds like a good plan to me
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    08-29-2021 10:16 AM
  7. sulla1965's Avatar
    IMO a flip phone is still somewhat gimmicky. Flip phones were cool back in the day, so its one of the major reasons someone would get one today. So its still more of a fashion statement, as I've already got several comments from people when seeing my flip 3. Is the flip 3 better than a S 20 or 21 or 21 ultra, or better than a note 10 plus or 20 ultra. No, of course not. But this phone is so easily to carry around and it looks cool. If the flip or lugging around a iphone 12 max, or 21 ultra doesn't bother you. Then obviously I suggest one just pass on flip phones.
    08-29-2021 10:27 AM
  8. shook187's Avatar
    I bought my Z flip as a secondary "fun" device to my main phone, so battery life is a non issue for me. It's so good!



    IMO a flip phone is still somewhat gimmicky. Flip phones were cool back in the day, so its one of the major reasons someone would get one today. So its still more of a fashion statement, as I've already got several comments from people when seeing my flip 3. Is the flip 3 better than a S 20 or 21 or 21 ultra, or better than a note 10 plus or 20 ultra. No, of course not. But this phone is so easily to carry around and it looks cool. If the flip or lugging around a iphone 12 max, or 21 ultra doesn't bother you. Then obviously I suggest one just pass on flip phones.
    Oh damn $1000 secondary "fun" phone? You must be rich

    That's too much money to spend on a secondary backup phone... I agreed the flip could be a nice secondary phone but its price tag doesn't say it should be a secondary phone.

    The phone has too much compromise to be a daily phone, because of that I think it's going to be a sales flop!!!
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    08-29-2021 10:33 AM
  9. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Oh damn $1000 secondary "fun" phone? You must be rich

    That's too much money to spend on a secondary backup phone... I agreed the flip could be a nice secondary phone but its price tag doesn't say it should be a secondary phone.

    The phone has too much compromise to be a daily phone, because of that I think it's going to be a sales flop!!!
    Well don't buy one. I hate to be blunt, but I've learned everyone is different. If it's out of your price range then that's that, no need to criticize someone for what they want.
    08-29-2021 10:38 AM
  10. shook187's Avatar
    No matter what phone it is there's always a return phone thread. There's a reason I went with the fold, I can do everything on the front screen closed that I can do with it open.
    Well don't buy one. I hate to be blunt, but I've learned everyone is different. If it's out of your price range then that's that, no need to criticize someone for what they want.
    I already bought it.. I'm only saying why I'm returning it.. I'm not trying to hurt your feelings, like you said theres always a return thread in forums and this is the return thread for this phone. I just want to hear people's honest assessment of the phone and why are they going to return it.

    Set your feelings aside.
    08-29-2021 10:53 AM
  11. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I already bought it.. I'm only saying why I'm returning it.. I'm not trying to hurt your feelings, like you said theres always a return thread in forums and this is the return thread for this phone. I just want to hear people's honest assessment of the phone and why are they going to return it.

    Set your feelings aside.
    I don't even have have it. I'm just saying it you don't like it move on. I was told that last year, it was great advice
    08-29-2021 10:55 AM
  12. shook187's Avatar
    I don't even have have it. I'm just saying it you don't like it move on. I was told that last year, it was great advice
    Dude we're phone enthusiast that's why you're hanging around this section of the Forum even though you have don't have the phone. It's just a place to share information, relax!!!!
    08-29-2021 11:08 AM
  13. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Also, Samsung gave the option to test a fold phone for 3 weeks. They obviously sense that these phones will take a transition period. Im not sure why more people aren't taking advantage of that.

    As for the price, I didn't pay even close to 1,000 for this phone lol
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    08-29-2021 11:22 AM
  14. bkdodger2's Avatar
    My observations and I don’t have mine yet …I wouldn’t expect this phone to replace the S21 Ultra without compromises…and totally understand if you took a peek and decided to return …from what I’ve seen flip open one handed is hard to do and I think some peeps don’t realize it…inner screen sides thing is possible that screen protector is the culprit IMO ..I will see when I’m hands ..
    There should be a way to fix the app ratio like Fold 2 with Good Lock or similar but these phones are taller when open …battery should need bumps for power users but also need more time to learn user pattern and optimize and I think it improves as weeks go on ..at least from my experience with Samsung phones …we have plenty of tech enthusiasts here including myself …and I too have this coming to be my secondary Android phone to my ZF3 …trade ins and selling other phones helps with cost …
    08-29-2021 11:26 AM
  15. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    I bought the flip as a secondary phone as well, I have have an S21 ultra as my primary. I've never paid full price for any phone, I got $500 off the flip for a cracked S10+ that was collecting dust in my drawer.
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    08-29-2021 11:35 AM
  16. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Dude we're phone enthusiast that's why you're hanging around this section of the Forum even though you have don't have the phone. It's just a place to share information, relax!!!!
    You telling me to relax is getting old. Please don't tell me what to do. Thanks
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    08-29-2021 12:43 PM
  17. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I bought the flip as a secondary phone as well, I have have an S21 ultra as my primary. I've never paid full price for any phone, I got $500 off the flip for a cracked S10+ that was collecting dust in my drawer.
    I'm going to apologize, I just hate it when I'm told to relax for doing what we do in here. I am doing the same, just conversing. Sorry for jumping on you.

    I was very critical of the S21 last spring and I was told what I was saying to you. I've learned from that, just because I don't like it doesn't mean I should attack it. Unfortunately In words displayed sometimes it comes across wrong. I was just chatting, if we would have been talking in person we would have understood better with expressions included. Sorry it came across wrong to you.
    08-29-2021 02:03 PM
  18. shook187's Avatar
    I'm going to apologize, I just hate it when I'm told to relax for doing what we do in here. I am doing the same, just conversing. Sorry for jumping on you.

    I was very critical of the S21 last spring and I was told what I was saying to you. I've learned from that, just because I don't like it doesn't mean I should attack it. Unfortunately In words displayed sometimes it comes across wrong. I was just chatting, if we would have been talking in person we would have understood better with expressions included. Sorry it came across wrong to you.
    I believe you were talking to me but you quoted someone else. . But yeah I'm just speaking as a regular consumer which I'm not I'm obviously a Tech head and have multiple phones myself so I'm trying see it as your average consumer. .. personally I think the Fold 3 is now is calling my name and that device I might actually give up my S21 ultra for. And FYI I didn't pay $999 for this device. I'm in a position to test drive it and be able to sell it for a profit if I didn't like it which I will do.
    08-29-2021 02:51 PM
  19. bxrider's Avatar
    I'm on the fence about the flip 3. I was using the s21 people to this phone. I view the printers as somewhat equal. Each had it's own benefit. I really like the compactness of the Flip 3.i went with the 21 day trial through Samsung. They are smart cause it takes 21 days to break a habit. That is how lung it may take for me to see the benefit of this phone over the s21.
    FYI the battery is getting better in day 3.
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    08-29-2021 03:18 PM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thats why we have a 14 day window to return it , may not be for some but im really liking the fold 3 so its safe to say im keeping mine but understand why some may not
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    08-29-2021 03:21 PM
  21. buzzy3970's Avatar





    Oh damn $1000 secondary "fun" phone? You must be rich

    That's too much money to spend on a secondary backup phone... I agreed the flip could be a nice secondary phone but its price tag doesn't say it should be a secondary phone.

    The phone has too much compromise to be a daily phone, because of that I think it's going to be a sales flop!!!
    I think a majority of us purchased the flip to use as a secondary phone. I can't imagine using the flip as my main device, but as a secondary device it's been great and compact. There have been times I didn't even know it was in my pocket
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    08-29-2021 04:50 PM
  22. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I think a majority of us purchased the flip to use as a secondary phone. I can't imagine using the flip as my main device, but as a secondary device it's been great and compact. There have been times I didn't even know it was in my pocket
    I think women would love these smaller form phones, fit in the purse great. I kind of like it for pocket use.
    08-29-2021 05:21 PM
  23. Nodnerb's Avatar
    I think women would love these smaller form phones, fit in the purse great. I kind of like it for pocket use.
    I'm not sure why it is so marketed toward women. I hate having a big phone digging into my hip when I sit down. Women at least can carry a purse. Mens phones all go in the pocket. This is certainly my primary phone. 6.7" screen and tiny form factor......it's awesome! So far.
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    08-29-2021 06:05 PM
  24. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I'm not sure why it is so marketed toward women. I hate having a big phone digging into my hip when I sit down. Women at least can carry a purse. Mens phones all go in the pocket. This is certainly my primary phone. 6.7" screen and tiny form factor......it's awesome! So far.
    I get that. That's why I said I would like it for my pocket. If there wasn't a fold 3 I would probably buy it. I loved my Motorola star-tac back in the day. Everyone complains about the pricing of the folds, the star-tac was close to a thousand also. Way back then.
    08-29-2021 06:08 PM
  25. droidntn's Avatar
    THIS is me. It's like the assumption is men like carrying a huge brick in our pockets? Women do have smaller pockets, yes. But like you said most (not all) have a purse to lug the brick in.

    I'm excited about folding this guy up and not having to take it out all the time to sit down. Bu then having a very usable sized screen when you flip it out.
    08-29-2021 09:57 PM
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